The young police man Vincent is the best in his class, and denies to be recruited to the special forces. But when the corrupt Milo manages to get a grip on him, his life is turned into a living nightmare.

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Commandant Christian Chavez
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Milo Cardena
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Capitaine Isabelle Le Franc
Ymanol Perset ...
Vincent Milès
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Commandant Luc Denard
Antoine Basler ...
Lieutenant Joseph Fleischmann
Jo Prestia ...
Marco
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Mehdi
Michel Ferracci ...
Michel
Alexandre Brasseur ...
Commandant Martial Ricaud
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Préfet Pradier
Anton Yakovlev ...
Carmini
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Baron
Malek Oudjail ...
Malek (as M. Oudjail)
Redouane Behache ...
Tarek Derkaoui
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The young police man Vincent is the best in his class, and denies to be recruited to the special forces. But when the corrupt Milo manages to get a grip on him, his life is turned into a living nightmare.

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Joey Starr makes a killer out of Ymanol Perset
28 December 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Colt 45" (2014), an okay crime-police story, not more and not less, opens with Ymanol Perset being the winner of a shooting school among cops. But his job is not as a line cop. He's an arms specialist.

The French cop force depicted here is sharply divided into sections that can be extremely antagonistic to one another, as shown by a fierce hatred between Gérard Lanvin's group and that of Simon Abkarian. Another very secret group is an anti-terrorist outfit with carte blanche, which means it can cross over into lawlessness, and it does.

Perset's character is 22 years old and naive. He talks too much. He can't size people up. He's impulsive, but he is not a killer and has no intent to be one. Joey Starr gains his confidence and learns about body-armor busting bullets that Perset has invented. Starr looks for ways to trap Perset into his outfit, which is kept unclear for awhile. Is he a bad guy or a good guy, or both? Starr finds a way both to unloose Perset's killing instinct and to get him in his grasp. Perset goes along with a form of blackmail, and the consequences get worse and worse for him personally and for some cops around him who die. Finally, he goes on the offensive, resulting in lots of bodies. He has gone from one extreme to the other.

The movie plays like it's designed for sequels in which Perset's character joins the super-secret anti-terrorist elite squad. We shall see. Its action runs 76 minutes before the credits roll.

This action-crime neo-noir is swift, sharp and violent, depicting men (mainly) in police work who are habituated to their work, hooked on it, even though it tends to destroy their humanity and meld them with the criminals they are after.


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